silly posts outweighing the quality ones???

India
February 1, 2007 2:45am CST
Well..i've come across several silly posts and was rather discouraged when i saw that they had a lot of responses and also that they get to be in the top discussions of the day!..Well...i dont mind them unless when i see certain quality posts gettin very few like 5 or 6 responses, if not 0. Is it that people are gettin to respond more to them since they dont have to think much?? Well..am pretty new here, dont know much,was just curious!!..Also, why do the same posts keep appearing in the top discussions??
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9 responses
@sonnet (165)
• South Korea
16 Feb 07
I really agree with you. It also bugs me a lot when people ask a random question in the title and then offer nothing in the discussion. Example (made up) Do u prefer chocolate or vanilla??? and then in the discussion box is only ??? If someone starts a discussion I always like to know their own context for creating the topic and what their views are and why they are curious to know mine. I just move on from those discussions for the most part but it is frustrating to watch them get tons of (mostly one liner) responses while genuine topics I've started get ignored. Oh it bugs me also when the original poster replies to each response with nothing more than "You have been positively rated, please rate me positively".
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• India
16 Feb 07
ok..i gave u a positive rating for this..not because u replied here, but because u have a point..am just addin u up..so that i reply to all ur posts..trust me..i can understand when u say the good posts dont get responses...i've several of such posts..with just a couple of replies..i'll reply to all ur good posts!
@nitsy_s (1031)
• India
16 Feb 07
I can understand sonnet's frustration...myLot is flooded with one liner discussions. Dont quite understand what is the point for such discussion.. I just rate these discussions negative , so when they see their star rating decline, they might realise why...
• India
16 Feb 07
ok..dats gr8!!..mayb i'll do dat too..i mean, i wont rate the responses..but if i find some very silly discussions..maybe i'll rate them negative!!..but when my friends make such posts..am inclined to reply to them and give a +ve rating..i dont know if i can do anything abt that!
@langhua (501)
• China
1 Feb 07
we can ask "why do you do the same post?"
• India
1 Feb 07
i did it so that someone can look into it!!sad that ur more bothered abt this than agreeing with the issue!!
• Jamaica
1 Feb 07
Your not agreeing your just concerned when you make this post. It shows who tolerates the silly discussions.from those that dont tolerates them, i dont see anything wrong with this discussion. So keep posting about things that bother you or which you are concerned with.
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• India
16 Feb 07
thanks a lot..that was very encouraging!
@cultoffury (1283)
• India
18 Feb 07
This is a simple logic. Whenever I tried to post something to really get some opinion, I got "0 response". But if ask something simple or even silly, I will get atleast 5 response. People don't want to break their head over every post, they want to reply as many as possible, so the latter is a better option.
• India
18 Feb 07
lol..sometimes i wanna post silly stuff too..but i find them so silly myself and eventually give up:P
@few00cent (2143)
• India
17 Feb 07
you see,people talks about good quality discussion/post but who really giving any post in quality discussion.thing is that no body wants there brain to put on work and they search for easy silly discussion so that they can easily put there silly input in it.i have noticed silly discussion like "what would u do if you get $1 million on road","whats your daily routine" blah blah and discussion about mylot queries get more response.i got one too around 126..=)) and no body replied to my serious discussion ..just few friends may be they did just because i give post in there discussion..=))
• India
17 Feb 07
ya..i know dat..ppl hardly respond to my posts too..except for a few posts..and i sometimes find it too hard to reply to a few posts..because they r too silly...i wonder if i should start postin some silly ones too
• Jamaica
1 Feb 07
Silly post and quality post are like good versus evil you cant end the war. I think however that quality post is wining the war there are more quality post these days than silly ones. They wont take over or shadow the quality ones i dont think they will however do that.
• India
1 Feb 07
I know they dont do dat..its just that i've seen such things goin on here!!anyway..thnx for ur opinion!!
• India
1 Feb 07
You are right some silly posts get more responses than quallity posts...i think the reason should be that the friends of those who post the discussion must respond to those discussion..they post the discussion and respond themselves..this is what must be happening..but they dont look at any quality post and they are left behind unresponded..
• India
1 Feb 07
Yes achilles..am just beginnin to understand!!..
• India
1 Feb 07
it seems to me that ur a thief......i think u hve stole my thiught because i was thinkin the same last night when i was on mylot............. i do think very similar to u.........i found very absurd that is someone starts a idiotic dicussion it is well recvd but quality ones r not even bothered by most members........ which make me feel wasted on mylot force me to think that i'm wasting my time on mylot...........
• India
1 Feb 07
There!!...Since we share the same thought..lemme spice it up more!!..I made a pretty good post once, that was received well too..I should say dat, coz am new here, with just a few who had requested to be friends here. I had abt some 82 responses 4 dat...but was added only 14 cents!!..Does it happen like that always?? Or only to less popular ones on mylot??
@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
1 Feb 07
It would depend on your circle of friends wouldn't it?? Like if you had 50 friends and you all commented on each others posts then it wouldn't be hard to get a lot of replies. Even if you just posted something silly and short. To be honest I think it comes down to "who you know" here on mylot ... not what the quality of your work is like.
• India
1 Feb 07
I guessed that..so you rule here with popularity!!!
@Lunerian (493)
• Sweden
1 Feb 07
sad but true, sad but true.
• India
1 Feb 07
thnx 4 ur opinion!!